There are few things that can tear a school community apart like fighting over the change of a mascot. All one has to do is examine the division stirred in South Burlington when they shifted their mascot from the Rebels to the Wolves. A quick glance across the country shows the same pattern playing out repeatedly as districts acting on social conscience change their mascots to ones that are more socially acceptable. Our district is in a similar, but not identical, boat and it’s something I’ve considered for a long while now.
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The Orange Southwest School District serves students and families in the towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield, Vermont. Our three elementary schools provide services to students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Randolph Union High School serves students from grades seven through twelve; and the Randolph Technical Career Center provides technical education services for juniors and seniors from communities throughout Central Vermont.
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